Michael Rubin is a wide-ranging authority on the Middle East, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. In this “Q&A,” Jay simply picks his brain: about Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Rubin has a lot to say, and he says it very, very clearly. At the beginning, Jay asks him about his background: Rubin grew up in a family of veterinarians. He was allergic to dogs and cats, however. The black sheep in the family, he became a historian of the Middle East.

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  1. George Townsend Inactive

    Very illuminating. Thanks.

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    • January 8, 2019, at 8:31 AM PST
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  2. Texmoor Coolidge

    Great podcast! I know it isn’t as popular these days and probably a product of me coming of age during 9/11, but I think an active and aggressive foreign policy will always be essential for our national security. It would be just as foolish for Trump to walk away from the Middle East as it was for Obama.

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    • January 8, 2019, at 11:33 AM PST
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  3. Daniel Sterman Inactive
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    • January 9, 2019, at 3:00 PM PST
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